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 Over the course of the class, you will be retrieving and evaluating current event articles (in the last 5 years); making connections between the units we are currently studying and today. You will be responsible for finding an online article from a reputable news source. For example: Time.com, USA Today, The New York Times, etc.  Instructions:

 In your current event assignment, please address each of the following: 

• Provide a summary of the article (include source, date, important people and events, place/location). 

• Explain the connection to the information we studied in Units 1 and 2. o Use the following questions/prompts as a guide: 

 How does this current event article connect to the unit we are currently studying? 

 What impact did the past have on the events taking place today? Is it political, economic and/or social? 

 Describe specific historical events/people/documents that are involved and explain how they are involved. 

 What does the current event article tell us about the past? 

 What predictions do you have on this event affecting the future? 

• Provide a reflection on your personal opinions regarding the current event article and the historical event it is connected to. 

• Make sure to provide a hyperlink to the article (check to make sure the hyperlink works).